Braintree Town boss Alan Devonshire in player pledge


Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire says he will not stand in the way of any players who want to move into professional football this summer.

The part-time side have had a successful first season in the Blue Square Bet Premier and are set to finish 12th.

Devonshire told BBC Essex: "If a boy's got a chance to go full-time, I'm not going to stand in their way.

"That is their decision, and we will back them whichever way."

"We're a part-time club, but we're a club going forward. So it's either they decide to want to be the future of this club, or move on.

"We'll probably lose one or two if offers come in for them, but there's plenty of players out there."

One player who has decided to stay at the club is striker Sean Marks, who signed a one-year contract extension last week.